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Environment
11:12 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Can Streams and Iron Mining Coexist?

Northland College stream monitoring team - from left - Elizabeth Alexson, Kim Oldenborg and coordinator Matt Hudson

One unanswered question in the proposed iron ore mine in far northern Wisconsin is: what impact would a mine have on the region’s air and water?

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Books
10:18 am
Thu August 29, 2013

True-to-Life Spies Threaten Union Cause in Civil War Novel

Thomas Martin Saturday's first story in the Eaton-Ellis series takes place in spring/summer of 1862, at the start of the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War.
Credit Moving Train Books

A new historical novel features a murder mystery in the midst of the Civil War.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Harley's Impact on the Community

Harley riders park their bikes outside Max Sass and Sons funeral home on S. 60th Street.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Drive anywhere in Milwaukee starting Thursday and you’ll surely spot a motorcycle or two. Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebration begins.

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Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

A new novel explores how a character breaks the cycle of abuse.
Credit Kathie Giorgio

Are some people just born evil? Or can our world, what we encounter in life, turn us evil?

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Regional
3:37 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Heat May Have Caused Man's Death

The heat index on Tuesday was 101 degrees

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, to determine the cause of death of a man in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
3:22 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Union Leader Arrested in Capitol Protest

Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, was arrested on Wednesday.

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Politics & Government
2:59 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Senate President Questions Walker’s Criteria for Casino Decision

Sen. Mike Ellis says the governor is ignoring the free enterprise system, by allowing other tribes to potentially block a Menominee casino

Republican Mike Ellis says the governor is contradicting the principle of free enterprise, by putting certain restrictions on a potential casino.

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Education
12:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

In Disparate Community, Local YWCA Works to Make Racial Justice Within Reach

Participants in the YWCA's "Unlearning Racism" program learn about privilege and inequality during an activity.
Credit YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one Milwaukee organization consistently works to keep issues of racial justice front and center.

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Economy & Business
12:03 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Optimism, Harleys Rumble into Milwaukee

Harley celebrates their 110th anniversary this week in Milwaukee
Credit Larry Darling/Flickr

The rumble of motorcycle engines is already echoing through downtown Milwaukee, ahead of this week's festivities celebrating Harley-Davidson.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Report: Walker Says Capitol Protesters Should Get a Permit

Singers have been gathering at noon for nearly two years, to protest Republican policies. The singers say they don’t need a permit, because they’re exercising their right to free speech
Credit flickr.com/pinchof

An expert on police procedure is criticizing Capitol police for arresting protesters, but Gov. Scott Walker says protesters should “follow the rules.”

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